Communicating Effectively while Wearing a Face Mask; Especially when Caring for People Living with Dementia

With COVID-19, care providers need to wear masks and other PPE (personal protective equipment) that prevent spread of the disease – but masks can also cause communication challenges, particularly for older adults living with dementia. This 20 minute video shows simple, effective ways to communicate while wearing a mask.

Experts share practical tips to use voice, gestures, body position, communication boards, and modified PPE to ease communication and help older adults feel understood and supported while everyone stays safe.

Honoring Preferences During Quarantine Tip Sheet

This new tip sheet shares ways to honor resident preferences during a time of confinement. It is available to see below.

Honoring Preferences During Quarantine

While restricting interactions among individuals can prevent the spread of illness, quarantines are difficult for residents, staff, and family. This tip sheet provides some ideas for ways to honor resident preferences for activities during quarantine.

Honoring Preferences During Quarantine